This celebrated tea is so famous in China that there is even a city named after it in Southern Yunnan. It is traditionally compressed into a cakes or bricks to make it easier for transportation.
Fermented and aged, it tastes of the earth, damp and woody. It is surprising light with a smooth, almost sweet aftertaste. The brew is really dark reddish brown liquor, rich and opaque.
To brew: unwrap the ‘tea cake’, steep in 100C for 3 mins